jeté

noun
je·​té | \ zhə-ˈtā How to pronounce jeté (audio) \

Definition of jeté

: a springing jump in ballet made from one foot to the other in any direction

Examples of jeté in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His shoulders back and head held high, former Paul Taylor Dance Company stalwart Robert Kleinendorst is in the midst of executing a grand jete into the unknown. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 13 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of jeté

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jeté

French, from past participle of jeter

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“Jeté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jet%C3%A9. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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